The Government of Canada is accepting grant funding applications for projects that will increase accessibility in workplaces and community spaces through its Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF).
Businesses and organizations are eligible for grants of up to $100,000 to improve accessibility and safety in the workplace for current or future employees with disabilities.
This program may be of interest to tourism operators who are interested in diversifying their workforce and attracting more workers to the tourism sector to help fill an anticipated labour gap.
The EAF program funds workplace projects which help remove barriers to accessibility through:
- the construction, renovation or retrofit of workplaces, which could include the construction of access ramps and accessible offices and washrooms and the installation of elevators; and
- the provision of accessible information and communication technologies for work use such as braille printers, accessible computer software, and visual alarm systems.
You can apply for EAF funding until July 26, 2018, if you are:
- a business with 99 full-time equivalent employees or less;
- a not-for-profit organization;
- a municipality with a population under 125,000 as per the 2016 census data;
- an Indigenous organization (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); or
- a territorial government.
For more information, visit the EAF funding webpage.